Selection Sunday: What time will the NCAA bracket be announced, and on what channel?

Selection Sunday: What time will the NCAA bracket be announced, and on what channel?
Villanova players stick a logo of their team on a bracket board after defeating Seton Hall in the Big East Conference tournament championship game on Saturday. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

It’s time to find out which college basketball teams will be catching March Madness and playing in the NCAA tournament.

Selection Sunday is here, and the 68-team men’s basketball bracket will be revealed on CBS at 3 p.m. PDT. A live stream of the bracket reveal also will be available on


Thirty-two teams will receive automatic bids, and 36 teams will make up the rest of the at-large pool. The tournament tips off Tuesday and Wednesday in Dayton, Ohio, with the First Four games.

The women's 64-team bracket will be revealed Monday at 4 p.m. on ESPN.

Villanova, last year’s champions, could potentially challenge for the title, but the Wildcats will have plenty of teams looking to claim their crown. Duke, North Carolina, Michigan State, Kentucky, Gonzaga and Virginia are among the favorites to win.

UC Irvine earned an automatic bid Saturday by winning the Big West tournament. It’ll be the only Southern California team in the NCAA tournament after USC and UCLA fell in the Pac-12 tournament.

Here are the teams that have locked in automatic bids:

Automatic bids for 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament

The teams that have clinched automatic bids so far.

Conference Team
ConferenceAmerica East TeamVermont (27-6)
ConferenceAmerican Athletic TeamCincinnati (28-6)
ConferenceAtlantic 10 TeamSaint Louis (23-12)
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference TeamDuke (28-5)
ConferenceASUN TeamLiberty (28-6)
ConferenceBig 12 TeamIowa State (22-11)
ConferenceBig East TeamVillanova (25-9)
ConferenceBig Sky TeamMontana (25-8)
ConferenceBig South TeamGardner-Webb (22-11)
ConferenceBig Ten TeamMichigan State (28-6)
ConferenceBig West TeamUC Irvine (30-5)
ConferenceColonial Athletic Assn. TeamNortheastern (23-10)
ConferenceConference USA TeamOld Dominion (26-8)
ConferenceHorizon League TeamNorthern Kentucky (26-8)
ConferenceIvy League TeamYale (22-7)
ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic TeamIona (17-15)
ConferenceMid-American TeamBuffalo (30-3)
ConferenceMid-Eastern Athletic TeamNC Central (19-15)
ConferenceMissouri Valley TeamBradley (19-14)
ConferenceMountain West TeamUtah State (27-6)
ConferenceNortheast TeamFairleigh Dickinson (20-13)
ConferenceOhio Valley TeamMurray State (27-4)
ConferencePac-12 TeamOregon (22-12)
ConferencePatriot League TeamColegate (23-10)
ConferenceSEC TeamAuburn (25-9)
ConferenceSouthern TeamWofford (29-4)
ConferenceSouthland TeamAbilene Christian (26-6)
ConferenceSouthwestern Athletic TeamPrairie View A&M (21-12)
ConferenceSummit League TeamNorth Dakota State (18-15)
ConferenceSun Belt TeamGeorgia State (24-9)
ConferenceWest Coast TeamSaint Mary's (22-11)
ConferenceWestern Athletic TeamNew Mexico State (29-4)

Source: NCAA